DP (New Post) Daily Prompt: The Little Things Post by Ranu
I have many things, people consider negative.I am quiet when I meet strangers.I do not easily make friends.There is a bunch of other things that I won’t mention here. But I will write about the little things. I always remember everyone who says something nice to me. I met a lady once who asked me where I was from.I told her I was from Bangladesh. She wondered if I was here for a visit. In reply I said I was living here for a few years. She smiled and said,”No my darling this is your home now”. I was happy to know she considered me a part of the community. She did not turn around and look the other way. It’s a huge thing for me.It happened many years ago,I still remember and talk about it. I am happy if I can do something nice for someone,it gives me a tremendous amount of joy.
I believe in the phrase,”It’s better to give than to receive”. I love hardworking people,it can be a student applying herself or himself,or a blue collar worker,who spends hours to earn money to feed his or her family. I love reading about great personalities like Iqbal , Rabindranath Tagore,Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Prophet Muhammad who have devoted their lives to help the poor ,the needy, and bring others to the path of truth. I can spend hours reading their work or hearing about them.These are some of the things, that describe me as a person and they are not known by my friends. Once I was watching a game show,one of the contestants won a huge sum of money,I was very happy.My husband remarked,”Why are you so happy ,You didn’t win it”? I replied ,”I’m happy for her”. It may sound strange, this is who I am.
Awhh masha’Allah! From having read many of your posts, I can only say that you are a beautiful and blessed soul! I love this post, because I can very much relate to it! Unfortunately, many individuals tend to label quiet and individual beings as ‘being overly sensitive’, weak or even arrogant! I am also very quiet in person and I have always been highly sensitive as a person, but also towards others and their feelings. At times it made me uncomfortable, as I saw it as a weakness. However, now I can only see it as a beautiful blessing bestowed upon me and a strength!
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Shaidi,it’s always a pleasure to read your comments.As a matter of fact I’ve been told I am too proud.
Someone else told me, I will never have enemies,I’m too quiet.See how it is,people decide in seconds what category I belong to.
So I just as they say,’grin and bear it’. What else can we do,you understand me because we are the same.
That’s very true! Individuals are quick to put others in a box, which has a lot to do with the notion of ‘self-deception’ and the in-out group theory.
I once wrote something called ‘my sensitive sister’ and it reminds me of you (see link below).
Thank you I’m delighted .
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much Shaidi.
Thank you very much for this post.
The examples you highlight in the last paragraph are great ones who show us how to serve, and not to expect to be served. Thank you for sharing them.
All good wishes,
Thank you very much Robert.It is always a pleasure to hear from you.
Thank you Robert.
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